Circle the letter that best describes your position on each doctrine. Circle “true” or “false” on the T/F questions. If you have any reservations of any kind as you circle an answer, circle that entire answer.
If you are undecided on a question, circle the number of that question and do not mark an answer.
Jesus is God: Yes or No
The Holy Spirit is God: Yes or No
The Father is God: Yes or No
How many Gods are there?
How many persons are there in the Godhead? ______
True or False? Jesus is 1/3 of God.
True or False? The Holy Spirit is a person – a person who is a different person from the person of the Father (the three persons of the Trinity are distinct).
True or False? There is one God who reveals Himself sometimes as the Son, other times as the Spirit, and other times as the Father, but only one of those “modes” at a time.
True or False? God exists eternally in that He never began and will always be in existence.
Agree or Disagree? I believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men and the Divine and final authority for Christian faith and life.
Is the following statement fact or opinion: “Christianity is true, and is therefore superior to all other religions.”
What is the difference between faith and presumption?
The Bible is correct in every doctrine it affirms, but sometimes mistaken when it speaks on other issues such as science or history.
The Bible never really does address science or history. All the points are spiritual ones, and so there are no errors even though certain statements are technically false from a scientific or historical point of view.
The Bible contains no error of any kind. All the affirmations are true, including the many historical and scientific ones.
Final authority rests in
What the Church determines to be the meaning of Scripture.
What the individual Christian determines to be the meaning of Scripture.
The actual meaning, which may or may not be understood by the Church or the individual.
True or False? It is possible to figure out truths about God that have not been revealed in Scripture.
Agree or Disagree? I believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Agree or Disagree? I believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross, a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
True or False? Jesus appeared to be a man, but He was not really 100% human.
Yes or No? Are you open to the idea of universal salvation (every person will eventually end up in heaven)?
Circle EVERY statement that is true and draw a line through any statement you regard as a false gospel.
Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone.
It is only by God’s grace that we are able to produce works that deserve salvation.
God’s saving grace may be conferred through sacraments (you are saved by partaking).
Salvation is a free gift.
There is nothing you can do to deserve heaven.
Where there is no repentance there is no salvation.
Agree or Disagree? I believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age, to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner, and indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service.
True or False? I believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is, therefore, lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
True or False? Since the language about fire and torture in Hell is figurative, it may not actually be agonizing torment.
Agree or Disagree? I believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and, thus become children of God.
Circle ALL that are true:
The fact that salvation is “by grace” implies
There is nothing required of us in order to obtain salvation.
There is something required of us to obtain salvation, but there is nothing we can do to earn it.
We are commanded to have faith in Jesus Christ, however, this does not negate the fact that salvation is by grace alone.
Since the originals are lost, we can’t really know for sure what they taught.
While only the originals were inerrant, we can know with certainty what the originals taught regarding every major doctrine.
Concerning the Canon (the list of books included in the Bible), I believe
God still gives direct revelation to people today regarding doctrine not in Scripture (visions, prophecies, etc.)
The Canon is closed – all sixty-six books of the Protestant canon are inspired, and nothing else.
Not everything in the Bible is inspired.
Which of the following represents your approach to interpretation:
General revelation (science and human reasoning) and Special revelation (the Bible) are both God’s Word and are on equal footing. Therefore our knowledge from science helps us properly interpret the Bible.
Scripture should be interpreted according to the normal rules of grammar and language first, and our understanding of science should be adjusted to fit that interpretation.
Concerning decision-making, I believe
All decisions should be made on the basis of wisdom alone.
Sometimes, in response to a prompting (a feeling that God is leading in one way or another that is not based on the normal process of using wisdom), we should choose an option other than the one wisdom would point us to.
If you believe in promptings, please describe how you determine when a feeling is the voice of God and should be given more credence than the normal decision-making process:
Circle the best definition of “inspired”:
The Bible is one of the great works of literature.
The Bible writers were inspired men.
Each of the words in the Bible was breathed out by God.
Good, but not quite as accurate as the modern translations
Circle ALL that are true:
Mary was a virgin when she gave birth to Jesus.
Mary was herself conceived sinless.
Jesus never committed any kind of sin.
With which statement do you agree?
Jesus Christ emptied Himself of His deity when He was born on earth, and received it back when He was raised from the dead.
Jesus Christ emptied Himself of His deity when He was born on earth, and received it back when He was baptized.
Jesus only technically stopped being deity for that one moment on the cross when the Father forsook Him.
Jesus never at any moment gave up His deity.
Christ’s payment on the cross
Paid only for the sins of the elect.
Paid for the sins of all people.
Was sufficient to pay for all sins, but covers only the sins of the elect (some aspects of the atonement are universal and others are limited to the elect).
God created the world in 6 days. This means…
Six 24-hour periods less than 10,000 years ago (“Young Earth” Creationism)
Six undefined segments of creation millions of years ago (Progressive Creationism)
An evolutionary process guided by God (Theistic Evolution)
True of False? There are scriptural warnings directed at genuine believers who are warned against total apostasy (becoming lost), and so we as believers must heed those warnings lest we risk eternal damnation.
Yes or No? Do you believe you are saved now because before the foundation of the earth God predestined you to be saved?
True or False? Every Christian, after he is saved, should seek the baptism of the Spirit.
How could the death of one man be sufficient to pay the penalty for all men?